Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Act or accept.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.
When Harry Met Sally
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Love sees roses without thorns.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
This too, shall pass.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
They can because they think they can.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
All progress occurs because people dare to be different
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.